The Boat Who Wouldn't Float Book Summary and Study Guide

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The author, Farley Mowat, and a friend buy a boat and try to sail it around the Maritimes. But this isn't just any boat - it's Happy Adventure, a Newfoundland schooner with definite opinions of her own and an obstinate refusal to do the things a boat should do (sail and float). During the course of the book, Mowat gives a fascintaing look at the Maritimes and the people who live there; he also acquires a wife, Claire, and a dog, the redoubtable and much-discussed Albert. (And Happy Adventure sinks eight times.) The Boat Who Wouldn't Float is a truly funny story and one of Mowat's classics.
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Plot & Themes

Outdoors story    -   Yes Exploring:    -   surviving in outdoors

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   Canadian


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Canada Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   sail boat    -   lost at sea Century:    -   1960's-1970's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   very happy    -   like laughing Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A few 1-5 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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